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Biden leads in 3 swing states Trump aimed to flip

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This combo file photo shows former Vice-President Joe Biden at Texas Southern University in Houston and US President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

A new survey has shown that US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a considerable lead over President Donald Trump in three states Trump's campaign had identified as top flip opportunities for the November 3 presidential election.

The New York Times/Sienna College poll released on Saturday showed Biden leading by a 50-41 margin among likely voters in Minnesota,  46-42 in Nevada and 45-42 in New Hampshire.

Biden holds the lead on the back of traditional Democratic-leaning constituencies including women, voters under 30, and non-white voters. 

The poll shows Biden may be in a stronger position compared to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, with his leads in Minnesota, Nevada and New Hampshire extending beyond Clinton’s margins of victory in the three states.

The new poll showed that Biden also had a 5-point edge in Wisconsin, which went for Trump by under 1 percent in the 2016 election.

Biden, according to the new poll, also holds an 11-point lead among suburban voters, who prognosticators say will decide the election.

In 2016, Trump won voters in the nation’s suburbs by 4 points.

Other recent polls have indicated that Biden had strong national lead, while Trump’s campaign was struggling to hold on to voters in an array of states he won in 2016, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and more.

In the 2016 presidential election, Clinton got almost 3 million more votes than Trump, only to see her Republican rival win the presidency by winning the electoral college.

In the meantime, experts are warning Americans that they need to "act now" if they wanted to stop Trump from getting reelected. 

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